Ok I was away for 2 weeks and am well behind things.
Anyway, further to my last email, there's another very famous potential 12thoctobery person who I'm very happy to be associated with only there's a mystery surrounding the date of his birth.
If you go into Glasnevin cemetary, turn right and the first grave you come across is that of Michael Collins. On his gravestone he was born on 12 October. However, all the biographers say he was born on 16th October. Who do you believe?? Should the historians have a better source than the family members who buried him??
Who knows the answer. I like to believe the gravestone is right.